Sunday, July 21, 2019

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    Buhari will spend four days in London, says Femi Adesina

Buhari will spend four days in London, says Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari will spend four days in London, Femi Adesina, his spokesman, has told BBC.Buhari returned to London on Thursday after attending the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) in New York.“He will be in the UK until Monday next week," Adesina told BBC Hausa.No explanation was given for the president’s current visit, but Adesina had earlier announced that Buhari [...]

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    Buhari speaks at UN, says ISIS must be stopped from infiltrating Nigeria

Buhari speaks at UN, says ISIS must be stopped from infiltrating Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says the international community must devise strategies and mobilise effort to stop the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) from infiltrating the Lake Chad Basin.Some of the countries in the basin are Nigeria, Niger and Chad, where Boko Haram and its affiliates are a threat.Addressing world leaders at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly [...]

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    BBNaija’s Bisola to attend UN general assembly

BBNaija’s Bisola to attend UN general assembly

Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Bisola Aiyeola, will be attending the 72nd session of the UN general assembly in New York to campaign for girls' education. [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Are Biafrans ‘indigenous people’ under United Nations charter?

FACT CHECK: Are Biafrans ‘indigenous people’ under United Nations charter?

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has continually made requests to secede from Nigeria and form "the Igbo nation".Many times, in its quest for self-determination, IPOB stands on the United Nations Charter titled 'United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People' adopted on September 13, 2007, in Nigeria's absence."The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by [...]

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    UN urges all countries to endorse ban of nuclear tests

UN urges all countries to endorse ban of nuclear tests

António Guterres, UN secretary-general has urged all countries to sign and endorse a global treaty that bans nuclear explosions on the earth’s surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground.Guterres, who said this in his message for the international day against nuclear tests, urged all countries to sign and ratify the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty (CTBT).To date, 183 countries have signed the CTBT [...]

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    UN implores US, North Korea to dial down war rhetoric

UN implores US, North Korea to dial down war rhetoric

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the US and North Korea “to dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy” in addressing the growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.Guterres, while speaking with the UN correspondents in New York, stressed that the solution to the crisis must be political.The UN chief reiterated that his good offices – the prestige and weight [...]

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    Army reassures UN of full support after raid on humanitarian camp

Army reassures UN of full support after raid on humanitarian camp

The Nigerian army on Saturday expressed its readiness to collaborate with the United Nations (UN) humanitarian agencies to achieve the goals of the counter-insurgency campaign.Ibrahim Attahiru, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri, reiterated the commitment of the army to work in synergy with UN and other development organisations to address the humanitarian crisis [...]

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    Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

Army: Why we invaded UN building in Maiduguri

The Nigerian army has explained why some soldiers invaded a UN humanitarian camp in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday.According to an advisory to UN staff in the state, soldiers besieged the UN property at 2am to carry out a cordon and search operation.The UN said the soldiers forced their way into the building.“At about 2am early this morning, Nigeria [...]

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    North Korea vows to make US ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions

North Korea vows to make US ‘pay dearly’ for new UN sanctions

North Korea has vowed to retaliate the latest round of sanctions approved by the United Nations (UN) and championed by the United States.According to a North Korean state media, Pyongyang condemned the action describing it as a "flagrant violation of its sovereignty".The UN security council had unanimously adopted new sanctions on Saturday in response to Pyongyang’s long-range ballistic missile tests [...]

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    UN sets up new fund to tackle north-east humanitarian crisis

UN sets up new fund to tackle north-east humanitarian crisis

The United Nations has set up a new fund, Nigeria humanitarian fund (NHF), to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, caused by the destructive activities of the Boko Haram insurgents.The UN said the fund has also allocated more than $10.5 million to help thousands of women, children and men in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance."The fund plays a vital [...]

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    SERAP writes UN: Stop reps from passing bill that will weaken CSOs

SERAP writes UN: Stop reps from passing bill that will weaken CSOs

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked three UN special rapporteurs to pressure Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives and others national assembly leaders to withdraw a bill seeking to monitor civil society organisations (CSOs).The bill seeks to establish a commission that would monitor, supervise, de-register, and pre-approve all activities by civil society, labour, community-based organisations, [...]

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    INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

On June 2, 2016, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo -- on behalf 0f President Muhammadu Buhari -- flagged off the Ogoni clean-up in Bodo, one of the most polluted regions of the Niger Delta and the entire world. Twelve months after, TheCable investigated the state of the clean-up, and found that the it is yet to take full force. In this interview with TheCable, [...]

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    UN ‘doing everything possible’ to avert food crisis in north-east

UN ‘doing everything possible’ to avert food crisis in north-east

The United Nations says it is doing everything possible to avert a further deterioration of the food scarcity by victims of Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria's north east.Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for the secretary-general, stated this at a press briefing on Monday in New York.The Norwegian refugee council (NRC) had warned that the food crisis in the north-east was going [...]

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    N’Korea threatens UN over sanctions on missile test-launch

N’Korea threatens UN over sanctions on missile test-launch

North Korea on Friday threatened to take “corresponding measures” if the UN security council adopts another sanctions resolution in response to its test-launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on July 4.The east-Asian country's ministry said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency that the ICBM test was an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defense against nuclear threat [...]

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    Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Maitama Sule, former permanent representative to the United Nations, is dead.Aliyu, one of his sons, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.He said the elder statesman died in Cairo, capital of Egypt.The family has disclosed that Sule would be buried in Kano on Tuesday."This is to announce that the corpse of the late Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano is expected to arrive [...]

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    Nigeria expresses commitment to nuclear weapons-free world

Nigeria expresses commitment to nuclear weapons-free world

Nigeria has said the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is a grave threat to the world.Speaking on Wednesday at the UN security council open debate on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United Nations, said the country is committed to a nuclear weapons-free world.He said the country regards the proliferation of weapons of [...]

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